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A0P 1849 The reason for the exultation, the explanation of how this sense of craving had been mollified and a sense of sexual peace bestowed on the lyrics was simple: Marianne had come into his arms; that golden apparition of loveliness, that lithe, sensuous, intelligent being of intuition and sympathy; a gift of the gods to rank — and outrank — anything so far told in the surrounding mythology of his adopted Greek homeland!

A68 464 He had a gift of mimicry, and when he made a speech as though he were Asquith or Lloyd George it would raise shouts of laughter.

ABP 406 A gift of a large sum of money by an infant was after his death held valid.

ADC 305 The ‘world’ was, in terms of nature and by creation, a great good, a gift of the omnipotent and good Creator.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AN0 180 Only when Polish intelligence made a gift of its work to GCCS in August 1939 was it able to break its first German messages.

APT 1054 Surprisingly, it was the Nazis who made a gift of this public park to Prague.

ARR 965 On her unlucky nights she really would benefit enormously from a gift of blood.

AYR 442 And as an added incentive you could receive a gift of your choice absolutely free regardless of which savings option you select, if you apply before the 26th July, 1991.

C8Y 1048 Like all prisoners of circumstance, you will probably reflect a good deal on the whole subject of ‘time’ and of its strange habits of hanging, dragging, or running out too quickly, but if you decide to use and dominate it, instead of allowing it to dominate you, you will inevitably come to the conclusion that it is only wasted if it is thrown away, never when it is offered freely, as a gift of love.

C93 1367 The vicarage was a gift of the Archbishop of York and was built 1869/70.

CAC 310 This happened when a gift of clothes was left for one brownie, who cried:

CBW 3639 The gift of shares was treated as being a transfer of value of the relevant part of the settled property, and therefore no exemption was available as a gift of property to a charity in accordance with para 15(3) (ba), Sch 6, FA 1975, according to the Chancery Division of the High Court in Powell-Cotton v IRC [1992]STI 663.

CG3 1604 Your task is to write a gift of laughter for your friend.

CH7 2133 England No 2 Laurie McMenemy arrived late and missed the Corky and Ferdinand goals — but he saw Deane spurn a gift of an equaliser before finally striking with a header.

CKT 438 Michael Ward Stout, President of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, says that the ‘permanent association’ with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will begin with a gift of $2 million in cash and more than 200 of Mapplethorpe's finest photographs and ‘unique objects’, to form the nucleus of an eventual collection of major modern and contemporary photography.

CN1 467 After a combined army of Men and Dwarfs put paid to an Orc invasion at the battle of Black Fire Pass, thus saving the Dwarf realm from destruction, King Kurgan Ironhand showed his gratitude by presenting a gift of magic to the men of the Empire.

CRR 21 When a politician assisted a freeholder with a gift of a patronage appointment, he would almost always give it in the guise of an act of friendship, and it was the friendly relationship which was the truly significant factor.

EBV 1845 I can see that in such a case they might make a gift of paintings or other works of art for tax reasons, for example, and wouldn't care if they were sold or not.

EDN 649 She must have that quality, without which no woman could meet his exacting standard, a gift of caring and nurturing, a loving, maternal sweetness.

EEM 779 As a gift of divine origin, there was nothing sacrilegious in their use.

EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’

FA2 245 In Sare itself apparently, on Sundays in October, a special mass is said in the church at 3 a.m. for those who are going out shooting, and the celebrant is later repaid for his early rising by a gift of live palombes .

FBB 450 It was this regime which sent a gift of 300 horses and five four-horse chariots to Alexander the Great (Diod. xvii.49), and sold off Cyrene's corn to the Greek world in time of shortage (Tod 196).

FNX 1315 On the allotted day, he and Joan arrived at the office for a ten-o'clock wedding, carrying with them a gift of two enormous chairs of the type popular with minor African potentates.

FPY 1360 Music's place in our services may be seen as a gift of God which he uses to reveal something of himself to us.

FX6 584 I'm telling you all this, and perhaps you don't have to erm pay for any of these treatments we do gift vouchers, so if you've got anybody who wants to buy you a gift of any sort, you could always say well, I fancy erm an eyebrow trim, or I fancy a pedicure perhaps they would like to buy you a gift voucher and then you can come in and it could be a present for you.

G2R 68 These are available in recognition of a gift of £75 towards the Magdalen Bridge Appeal Fund.

GU7 432 Where photographs can show things invisible to the unaided eye, they are extremely valuable; and in the second half of the nineteenth century the camera, a gift of science to society, could be a useful scientific instrument.

GX7 518 The school was also very grateful for a gift of text books which Philip presented on behalf of LASMO North Sea.

H81 134 The court assumes that, if the ground-rent was ‘a burden incident to the taking of the lease’ or (Lord Denman C.J.)‘a necessary burden on the premises,’the plaintiff's promise to pay it would not have been a sufficient consideration: a promise to make a gift of onerous property is still a mere promise to make a gift, though the promisee agrees to assume the burden.

H81 1315 For instance, in Sibree v. Tripp, Parke B. says, ‘It is clear if the claim be a liquidated and ascertained sum, payment of part cannot be satisfaction of the whole, although it may, under certain circumstances, be evidence of a gift of the remainder.’

H84 601 ‘I do not know why I even trust you, but I have no men trained to use their hearts in the way you are able to as a gift of Ptah.

HDD 359 So wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit and that particular thing is to er help us to judge in the way that God does.

HJ4 3152 Meanwhile Joey Dunlop was delighted to receive a gift of a 750cc Honda which he rode today.

HTN 1420 I made a gift of them to the lad, didn't I?

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXW 520 What has never before been directly decided in England is whether the doctrine applies to a gift of land by delivery of the title deeds…

HXX 1397 A crown now on the head of a Madonna in Essen may be that of the child Otto III, while another on the head of a crucifix in Vercelli has been thought a gift of his.

HY6 1169 Their natural capacity to achieve self-knowledge (hence the stress on recognising the image of sin in Scale 1) enables them to receive what feels like a gift of freedom from the pressures of the destructive impulses in the self, and a personal inner experience of the God.

J2B 58 Mrs Sayce marked her retirement this summer by a gift of money for books in Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

J2B 60 We are grateful to Helen Grant (Newsome, 1927) for a gift of art books and exhibition catalogues, to Dr Ken Lewis for books on genetics, and to Mr Paul Foote for books on Russian Literature.

J6S 576 In particular, a gift of his shares (to a family trust for instance ) is treated as a recovery of capital for these purposes.

J7D 1194 "supply" is defined in s46 to include:(a) selling, hiring out or lending the goods;(b) entering into a hire-purchase agreement to furnish the goods;(c) the performance of any contract for work and materials to furnish the goods;(d) providing the goods in exchange for any consideration (including trading stamps) other than money;(e) providing the goods in or in connection with the performance of any statutory function; or (f) giving the goods as a prize or otherwise making a gift of the goods.

K1Y 2461 And there's a letter which enclosed a gift of 6 salmon flies.

K51 591 He said a gift of modern and useful equipment from a computer to a minibus, sports kit to industrial machinery, was an investment for business.

K97 2010 Mrs Heaton was then presented with a floral arrangement and a gift of a framed print by local artist Jenny Holland.

K9A 33 each Sainsbury's, Savacentre and Homebase store will be offering a gift of £250 to under fives groups as part of the Good Neighbour Scheme.

K9D 744 SCORES of children cheered the arrival at their school of a gift of a minibus — presented by a Courtaulds company to mark a quality achievement.

KNA 97 And hurrying along on this account that we have here, Ruth, the next morning, she's given a gift by Boaz a a a, a gift of er, to to seal what has been said.